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Pixels

Pixel loading begins with the horizontal support for 2048 pixels and tops out at 7680 pixels with the new 4K. And vertical pixel support starts at 1200 and carries on to 2160. Which means a single MCTRL can load up to 8,294,400 red, green and blue pixels in a single display.

Dimensions

The 4K is the largest of the Series MCTRL cabinets and it weighs in at about 10 kilograms and measures 483 * 386 * 89 millimeters wide, tall and deep. If you haven't switched over from the Exchequer Standards of 1825, that works out to about 22 pounds and 19 * 15 * 4 inches.

Viewing

The 4K includes the Nova G4 engine for flicker-free performance and Nova Point by Point correction. Use the 4K to calibrate the white balance and map out the color gamut. Match the MCTRL 4K to any of our Desay fine-pixel displays and know you have selected the best of the best.

Performance

The MCTRL Series can support input resolutions of up to 1080 at 60 hertz and pixel clock settings of 160 megahertz, bandwidths of up to 4 gigabytes and HDMI gray scales of up to 12 bits. Maybe take your tech guy out for a coffee and he can explain to you what all this means.

Power

Rated power consumption is a modest 30 watts or less, depending on the model. Variable voltage power supplies accept 100V ~ 240V and the input power frequency is 50 ~ 60 hertz. Our technicians will provide an electrical schematic specific to your project on request.

Installation

Plug in your new MCTRL to the mains power. Connect to your displays through DP, HDMI and DVI. Configure your displays using LCT software and various levels of hardware control settings specific to the MCTRL model chosen. Call us if you need any assistance.

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Overview · Program Features

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Nova Studio V3.4.0 supports multiple LED displays simultaneously with separate media programs and mapping.

Varied content is scheduled for selected dates and times, and can be played on multiple pages comprised of any number of uniquely sized and positioned windows.

Content media includes video and images, audio and text, timers and sensor data, websites and live streaming.

Properties such as background colours and images, transparency and volume, animated effects and dozens of transitions can be easily customized.

Nova Studio can disable the keyboard and mouse to impair unauthorized operations, allow for emergency notifications to be displayed and run backups to a USB.

The program and media can be set to start and play automatically. Should an error cause the media to be frozen, Nova Studio will reset.

Overview · Supported Media

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Image file formats include common *.jpeg and *.png formats as well as *.gif and *.bmp and *.ico.

Video file formats cover industry standard *.h.264, *.mpeg (1, 2, 4), *.mov, *.wmv, *.xvid, *.divx, *.wmv, *.asx, *.asf, *.rmvb, *.avc1, *.qtrle and DVD. Audio file formats include *.mp3 and *.wma.

Microsoft Office file extensions include *.doc and *docx, *.xls and *.xlsx. PowerPoint is supported through a conversion tool.

Text can be delivered in single line, scrolling, static and complex formats. RSS and Network feeds are shown via *.xml.

Overview · Runtime Environment

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Nova Studio runs on Windows 10 and legacy versions.

CPU performance is a minimum of 1.6 GHz with 1024 MB and a minimum of 512 MB graphics.

Install Microsoft Office to display Word and Excel files and a current Adobe plug-in to support the display of Flash files.

A current version of Microsoft DirectX is required to run any videos in Nova Studio.

Overview · Program Installation

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Download Nova Studio Setup V3.4 (106 MB) from this link.

Select language when prompted. Close any open programs to continue. Select the default program location and shortcut in the startup menu, or another of your choosing. Review and confirm your selections. Install.

Once installation is complete, select the default software editing interface (Simple Player) mode, or another of your choice, noting that this can be changed at any time in the Settings menu.

At this time, a window to install WinPcap 4.1.3 opens. If this packet capture program is unfamiliar to you, research it here. Select whether to run the program automatically when the computer starts.

Launch Nova Studio. Note that the language interface can be set at the top menu bar under (Lang).

Play · Edit Mode

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Three different Edit Modes are available: Simple Play, Professional Play, Priority Programs.

Edit Mode is found at the bottom of the Settings sub-menu. Note that it may be identified as either Switch Schedule Mode or Edit Mode Settings.

Simple Player is suitable for basic displays, where just a number of pages with windows and media in those windows is looped in sequence.

Professional Player provides for a more complex structure with the addition of time settings.

Priority Player adds composite media.

Play · Simple Player

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Simple Player is suitable for basic displays, where just a number of pages with windows and media in those windows is looped in sequence.

Under the Settings menu, select Show All windows to display a small window or Page at the top-left of the desktop. The Page represents what is shown on the LED display.

The Page should be edited at Settings, Display Settings from the default setting of 200 pixels (width/height) and 0 pixels (X/Y) position on the desktop to reflect than the pixel mapping area of the target LED display - or larger - and any change to the position of the Page on the desktop.

The top level of the file hierarchy is the Playlist which may contain multiple Programs. Right-click for the Context Menu to add additional Programs or clear existing ones.

Right-click the Program file to add any number of Windows including a scrolling text window, clock and countdown window, external video device window, weather window and a sensor window. These can be set to play in a top to bottom loop. A Common Window can have its own media sources list to allow separate media sources can be played in it in the list order.

The properties of each Window can be extensively edited for background images and colours, sounds and fonts.

At any time, select Play from the top menu to review the Playlist on the desktop Page.

Play · Professional Player

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Professional Player has all the features of the Simple Player plus additional functions for timed segments. The player program can be saved as a *.plym file.

Where Simple Player which shows Playlist at the top of the file hierarchy, the Profession Player shows Schedule with General Segment folders.

Segments are added to the Schedule in the Context Menu.

The properties of the segments are the effective dates, weekdays and times. This allows a segment to run during a calendar period, on specified weekdays and at a certain time and duration.

A Global Page can be added to stay on top of other basic program pages. One common example would be for the presence of a clock function that overlays all content behind it.

Windows can be resized and re-positioned with mouse drags or by the default and custom settings in the Context Menu, where they can also be copied and pasted.

Media can be previewed under Settings, Preview Setting Of Media and re-ordered in the Window using the Up/Down Arrows or dragging with the mouse. The Properties of the Media can be applied to any or all other Media in the Context Menu.

Segments can selected and then previewed in the Context Menu or in the drop-down menu at the right of the sub-menu.

Play · Priority Programs

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The Priority Programs editing page is made up page layout and preview panels, time segment and media editing panels.

Pages can be added or deleted, copied and sorted in the menu. Settings for new or existing pages can be modified in the sub-menu to text and image or video files, or clocks, weather and sensor formats. The Zoom function allows for pixel-level inspection of an image.

When adding the media, simultaneously set the tiling, size and transparency of the media and schedule play and loop times for the date, day and time.

Once the schedule is set, it can be reviewed in the main menu under Scheduling View and viewed under Play.

Play · Notification

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Notification is found under the Control menu.

The content of each Notification must first be set in the Notification Window where the text and window attributes and the duration are applied.

The Operator can select from the listed Notifications to play across any or all displays and allow it to run for a preset duration or stop at any time.

Emergency Inserted Content differs as this setting allows for a Media File such as a Video or Image with and Audio track to play immediately or on a delay.

Remote · Monitoring

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The Monitoring function is found in the View menu.

While the LED is operating the real-time playing of the content can be monitored.

The check box needs to be selected for moving images, otherwise only still images will be displayed in the Monitoring window.

Remote · Control

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To create a Control Computer, the Remote Real-time Management first needs to be selected under Network Settings in the main menu while Nova Studio is running on the corresponding display.

Select the corresponding IP being monitored on the local computer and set the communication port within 1025 ~ 65535 and not in conflict with other communication ports.

At your option, set a password, noting that the same must be used when adding displays using Remote Screen Management under Control in the main menu.

Add a remote display which is identified by name and IP and the same communication port of the network already set.

The Remote Screen Management window allows the Operator to send Notifications and Emergency Plays, Schedules and Commands or Adjust Time and acquire Screenshots. The Operator can send Files to specific directories on the remote display.

Settings · Display

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Under the Settings menu, select Show All windows to display a small window or Page at the top-left of the desktop. The Page represents what is shown on the LED display.

The Page should be edited at Settings, Display Settings from the default setting of 200 pixels (width/height) and 0 pixels (X/Y) position on the desktop to reflect than the pixel mapping area of the target LED display - or larger - and any change to the position of the Page on the desktop.

Note that any number of Pages can be modified for size and position on the desktop, but the X/Y position will overlap those Pages unless otherwise defined. Update will refresh the window.

Settings · Start

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Under the Settings menu, select Start Setting to choose when Nova Studio will start or terminate.

Auto Run will start Nova Studio when the PC boots and Restart Software On Time will terminate the program and restart it on a schedule. This is ideal to maintain the stability of the software without the need to shut down the PC.

Auto Play will cause specific files to play once Nova Studio has started.

Under the Settings menu, the Power ON/OFF Settings will schedule an optional Monitor Card to turn the power on or off to the display at a set time.

Settings · Play

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Under Settings, select Play Setting to view the Log Setting which shows the play data of each media source in the play log.

The same menu shows Playing Setting which allows the Operator to program recovery from Frozen Video, reduced Video Rendering, to set Synchronized Media by time and to improve Text Sharpening and Scroll Drawing.

Security · Lock

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Nova Studio can disable the keyboard and mouse to impair unauthorized operations. Only the ESC button remains active. Under Settings, select Lock Setting to set a new password.

Go to Control and Lock to confirm that the PC will be locked and unable to be accessed without the password. To unlock the PC, press ESC to open the dialog box to enter. NovaStar may be able to assist if the password is lost.

To backup the program files, select Schedule and Backup to export to a network or Export To USB Disk.

To backup to a USB, first select Setting and Start Setting to first enable Instant Plug And Play Of USB Disk. to view the Log Setting which shows the play data of each media source in the play log.

The same menu shows Playing Setting which allows the Operator to program recovery from Frozen Video, reduced Video Rendering, to set Synchronized Media by time and to improve Text Sharpening and Scroll Drawing.

Security · Backup

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To backup the program files, select Schedule and Backup to export to a network.

Otherwise select Export To USB Disk to backup to a USB.

Security · USB

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Select Setting and Start Setting to enable Instant Plug And Play Of USB Disk.

Once enabled, Nova Studio will recognize backup content on the inserted USB in real time and play the program.

If the USB is removed, Nova Studio will stop playing the file.

Tools · Recover

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Nova Studio is programmed to restart after a system fault such as an unstable decoder.

The program should restart and resume the playing status.

Tools · Plug-in

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Nova Studio does not play Microsoft PowerPoint files, but does provide a conversion tool to convert those files into images which are then added to a Playlist.

Select Plug-In Tool from the main menu and PPT To Bitmap.

Locate the PowerPoint file and select the Convert button to convert.

To avoid distortion from converted images that do not match the size of the Play Window, set the Page size to the same measurements as the Play Window. Select Tool from the main menu and PowerPoint to set the Page size to the same as the Play Window. Microsoft PowerPoint will start when the OK button is selected.

Tools · Management

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Select Tool from the main menu and Drawing, Word or Excel to open up any of those programs directly from Nova Studio.

Add more programs by selecting Tool from the main menu and Tool Management and adding the executable file to the path.

Access V-Sender · 6.1

V-Sender supports NovaStar MCTRL300, MCTRL660 and MCTRL4K, VX4S, NovaPro HD and 3D HD. Note that the interface may change from one Device to another.

Select the ⚙ icon in the Device List on the Nova Smart LCT start-up window.

Adding Devices

Select Add Devices from the bottom of the Device list. Select a Device (Controller) and OK to add it. An image of the Device and its functions is displayed.

Download the Nova Smart LCT Manual and review Section 6.3.

Device Information · 6.4

V-Sender allows the review of the Device Model, Ethernet Port and the number of cascaded devices in Device List.

Device Attributes · 6.5

V-Sender allows the review of the Device attributes including the Device Name, Port Name, ID and the Firmware Version.

Input Signal Settings · 6.5.2

Select Source Type and Data Bits from the Input tab.

Source Types include DVI, DP and HDMI

Data Bits from sources may differ. For example, Data Bits for DVI, DP and HDMI are 8.

In EDID, the Resolution and Refresh Rate can be preset.

Output Signal Settings · 6.5.3

Montage

Enable Montage when the number of pixels in the LED Display exceeds the loading capacity of the Device. Only Auto Fit To Screen is available.

Main Screen

Zoom modes include Disable Zoom, Custom Zoom and Auto Fit To Screen.

Minor Screen

Set the size and start position of a Minor Screen as well as the size of position of the image to be displayed.

Video Source Synchronization

Synchronize the source input and output of the Device except when Montage is enabled.

Display Color Settings · 6.5.4

Control the Contrast, Saturation, Hue and Sharpness of the LED Display.

Select Apply to save the new settings or choose Default to restore Default Values.

System Settings · 6.5.5

Select LCD Lock to lock out the LCD panel of the connected Device, Smart Gray Scale, De-interlace to convert to a Progressive Signal, Genlock to Synchronize read-only parameters, VGA Auto Processing and ADC Auto Calibration.

Audio Settings · 6.5.6

Select Enable Audio Output and choose between HDMI Audio and External Audio. Adjust the volume using the slider.

The Screen Settings can be configured like building blocks.

Select a Device from the Device Column, and add a Cabinet using the icons in the tool bar. Drag the mouse in a blank area of the Canvas to add multiple Cabinets or just click to add single Cabinets.

Select one or more Cabinets to move them about on the Canvas.

Full Rotation · 7.2

Nova Smart LCT enables rotation of the Cabinets when equipped with NovaStar MCTRLR5 and NovaStar A8S Receiving Cards.

Single Cabinet

Select a single Cabinet and a Rotation Bar appears. Drag the mouse to rotate the Cabinet or set the center and angle of the rotation in Properties to the right of the Canvas.

Multiple Cabinets

Select multiple Cabinets and a Rotation Bar appears in each. Drag the mouse to rotate the Cabinets or set the center and angle of the rotation in Properties to the right of the Canvas.

Group

Select Edit and Group to Group together selected Cabinets. The Rotation Bar now appears in the center of the Group and the center and angle of the rotation can be set in Properties to the right of the Canvas.

Receiving Card · 7.3

Select Tools, then Test Tool sub-menu to run a series of simple diagnostic tests. Note that this function is only supported in Windows.

🗀 Window  ⭢ 🗀 Pure Color  ⭢ 🗀 Gradual Change  ⭢ 🗀 Grid  ⭢ 🗀 Orientation  ⭢ 🗀 Self Test

Each test is self-explanatory and allows for filling out the LED Display with solid and gradated colors and grids to quickly pinpoint problems.

Picture In Picture · 7.4

Select PIP and chose the toolbar icon that best reflects the required layout.

In the Main Screen set the scaling using either Disable Zoom, Custom Zoom or Auto Fit Screen.

Select an area of the image to be shown on the LED Display. Using Auto Fit Screen causes the contents to be scaled automatically to fit the LED Display.

Self Test · 7.5

Select Settings and Self-Test to run.

Color, Grid and Test Pattern are available.

When complete, select Normal to restore the LED Display.

Select the Control page at the bottom of the window. Choose the Signal Source of the Main and Minor LED Display.

Screen Control provides for Black Out, Freeze, Normal, .

Montage · 7.7

The Montage function is called upon when the number of pixels in a display exceed the loading capacity of a single Device (Controller).

Select Output and Montage in the V-Sender window to set the montage.

Choose from Non-Equal Division when each Device loads a different area of the LED Display and Equal Division when each Device loads an identical area of the LED Display

Template Settings · 7.8

Select the Template page at the bottom of the window. Save the configuration as a template from one of the ten defaults, or delete other templates using the icons.

Image Exporting · 7.9

Nova Smart LCT offers the ability to save a *.png image file that shows the Display Configuration from the front or back. The image file can be printed and shared with team members for easy reference.

Select File and Export to set the information of the image to be saved.

Choose a Front View or Back View and the Network Path.

The company name and corporate logo can be set, and the company name can be overlaid as a watermark. Select Export to complete.

 
Fine Print
 
Specifications NovaStar and Telematics reserves the right to change any specifications without prior notice.
 
Factory Warranty Faulty components to be repaired or exchanged for 3 years from the date of shipping.

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About Telematics

Telematics is a federally-incorporated company based in Vancouver since 2000. Our global partners manufacture innovative LED display panels, cabinets, curtains, interactive video floors and the systems that control them. We distribute the world's most advanced touch skins and rear projection films that turn any window into a massive display.
 
Our high-volume relationship with our manufacturers and low corporate profile allows us to provide aggressive pricing and personalized service to a world-wide network of principals and project managers in the audio-video and digital signage industry. We also sell directly to businesses and individuals who select and install their own systems with the assistance of local tradesmen and engineers.

Our Manufacturers

NovaStar is one of the leading LED display solutions providers in the world, with product lines that include LED display synchronous and asynchronous control systems, point-by-point calibration and cloud-based information publishing and management.
 
The Beijing Olympic Games, Tienanmen Celebration for the 60th Anniversary on National Day,Shanghai World Expo, Guangzhou Asian Games, Xi'an International Horticultural Expo, Games for University Students and other large-scale events all relied on control systems are provided by Nova.
 
Through constant innovation, NovaStar now holds more than 20 proprietary intellectual property rights in LED display control, cloud computing and other fields.
 
NovaStar has been awarded the Xi'an Award for Science and Technology and the Shaanxi Award for Science and Technology.

Our Customers

For 18 years we have developed business relationships with thousands of people from every corner of the world.
 
Many are audio visual professionals and consultants who need to source premium equipment for their clients. Others are architects and designers looking for solutions to create LED walls or interactive floors. And some are end-users prepared to take on the challenge of setting up their own digital displays.
 
In each case, we provide our customers with the answers they need and endeavor to offer solutions that are affordable, effective and reliable.
 
And we always keep their secrets to ourselves.

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Pricing · NovaStar Control

We respect the value of your time. Use these numbers to ballpark the costs for your project. Then call us for a quote.
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Series Taurus
TB8 000 /unit
TB6 470 /unit
TB3 330 /unit

Cardboard Packaging
Ground · Air Freight

Factory Warranty · Three Years
Converters
CVT4K-S 2500 /unit
CVT320 200 /unit
CVT310 170 /unit

Cardboard Packaging
Ground · Air Freight

Factory Warranty · Three Years
Sensors
NS060 120 /unit
MTH310 85 /unit
MFN300 120 /unit
MON300 50 /unit

Cardboard Packaging
Ground · Air Freight

Factory Warranty · Three Years
Series MCTRL
MCTRL 4K 4500 /unit
MCTRL R5 2300 /unit
MCTRL 660 600 /unit
MCTRL 600 490 /unit
MCTRL 300 270 /unit

Cardboard Packaging
Ground · Air Freight

Factory Warranty · Three Years
Series Professional
NovaPro HD 3000 /unit
Jupiter J6 4000 /unit

Cardboard Packaging
Ground · Air Freight

Factory Warranty · Three Years
Series VX
VX4S 1900 /unit
VX4U 1800 /unit

Cardboard Packaging
Ground · Air Freight

Factory Warranty · Three Years

Checklist

Don't drive yourself crazy trying to figure out the right series and the correct specifications and dimensions for your project. Just contact our offices and in ten minutes we can review everything and find out what works best for the space and the budget. There...I'm feeling better already.

Order

If you are like everyone else, you will leave this part to the last possible moment. Then we will share in your stress and jump through every imaginable hoop to meet your evolving schedule. We strive to have the most popular NovaStar products in stock at all times, but orders are first-come first-serve.

Ship

We can ship your order by air or ground as your budget and time allows. Shipping and Customs schedules can be estimated, but are external variables that are outside of our control. Allow plenty of time for unexpected delays. You would not believe how many National Holidays are observed in China. Seriously.

Install

Your installation will include a PC for content and a NovaStar controller to direct that content to the display. There will be power and data cables to hook everything up and a frame or support beams to mount your display. If you need assistance with this, Telematics can often suggest a local partner.

Service

NovaStar provides their full technical expertise to assist Telematics and our clients with any issues where we have requested their assistance. Most problems are diagnosed and resolved very quickly using remote access software, Skype and webcams or a simple exchange of emails and phone calls.

Warranty

NovaStar supports their products with a comprehensive 3-year factory warranty that is completely free of fine print from the Law Firm of Obfuscate, Muddle and Flummox, and is instead defined by simply keeping our customers' confidence by standing behind each and every product they make.

Contact · Telematics Canada

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Telematics Canada

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